Medical Mondays: Lung Cancer Screenings

It’s Medical Monday’s with UC Health. Today we’re talking with Dr. Starnes, a lung cancer specialist at UC Health.

Dr. Starnes, what is lung cancer screening?

Lung cancer typically doesn’t cause symptoms until it’s advance. Lung cancer screening is done with a low radiation dose CT scan and has been shown to detect lung cancer when it’s early and more curable. It’s actually been shown to decrease in number of lung cancer deaths. As the regions only academic health system, you’re at the forefront of innovative care.

What are you most excited about?

I am fortunate to work with a dedicated team of physicians, scientist and nurses who are all experts in lung cancer. We have seen significant progress in the treatment of lung cancer over the last decade in which we base treatment on the individual tumor. This allows us to personalize the approach to allow for better outcomes instead of a one size fits all approach.

Listeners can visit UCHealth.com  for more information or call (513)584-3200 to see a specialist at UC Health, where in science lives hope.

 

 

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